Waste plastic bags in lithium batteries

This is a very cool development from Argonne National Laboratory and could make plastic bags even more valuable.

Argonne chemist Vilas Pol found a way to recycle waste plastic bags into either carbon nanotubes (using a cobalt-based catalyst) or carbon spheres, which can be used in various applications such as electronics, paints, printers, lubricants and even components of rubber tire threads.

Carbon nanotubes, however, can be used as an anode material for lithium batteries.

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